Friday, 17th December, 2010

This month marks our fourth Christmas without Madeleine. We hope with all our hearts that wherever she is, she is safe and well and whoever may be with her is treating her with the love and respect she so deserves.

We would like to thank all our supporters for ‘staying at our side’ in spite of the injustices that we continue to be subjected to. Madeleine is the person who suffers most from all of this injustice. It is this fact alone which causes us the most distress. It is absolutely heart-breaking.

The Wikileaks ‘news’ this week has led to the repetition of many unfounded allegations and smears both in the UK and in Portugal in particular. This has been seized on as an opportunity by those who wish to compound our suffering and hamper our efforts, including the very person who was entrusted with finding our daughter. Those who could help Madeleine but choose to do nothing are also complicit in this injustice. Without the love and help from so many good people around the world we would not be able to find the strength to continue the fight to find our daughter.

Thank you to all those who have signed our petition calling on the UK and Portuguese Governments to conduct an independent review of Madeleine’s case. The petition is still on-going. If you haven’t signed and would like to further the search for Madeleine, please sign our on-line petition or sign a paper petition form. The latter can be downloaded from the website and distributed to shops, post-offices etc. and returned to us.

Along with our family, we would like to thank everyone who has sent us Christmas cards, letters, donations and gifts at this difficult time of year. It is impossible to find enough positive words to describe such kindness or the hugely important and heart-warming effect it has on us. Without any doubt, it helps us immensely and we are incredibly grateful.

We wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and positive 2011. Please remember to spare a thought and a prayer for all the children who will not be with their families this Christmas.

Thank you.
Kate and Gerry

4 thoughts on “Friday, 17th December, 2010

  1. kayla

    Hello the Mccans family, she was such a beautiful girl and had so much to live for ! She would of been 6 years old today. I’m sorry to say but i do believe you had something to do with your daughter ” going missing “. all the evidence shows, If so you just need to come foward with it and stop trying to get sympaty for it! because really? who leaves their kids in an apparement sleeping with the doors unlocked.. and who leaves the country WITHOUT even knowing what happened to ur little girl? that is just cruel because if you rly felt like u needed to FIND HER u would of stayed. what kind of parents are you.. guilty or not, the truth will one day come out it can take decades because it was beens years now that she has been gone. I HOPE ONE DAY WE WILL KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE SHE WAS KIDNAPPED! but i am not on ur side.

  2. Maria

    She is such a beautiful little girl. . .
    I hope the people who are responsible will punished quickly and in the most ugly way

  3. Kerrin Watkins

    There has just been a new appeal on crimewatch after the Metropolitan police have been re investigating the dissapearence of Madeline, new e-fits…. I hope to God that these will jog the memory of someone that may hold vital information and may help to find Madeline. I have thought about this little girl from the moment i heard of her being taken, i feel for Kate and Gerry as it is just a living hell. Reading a post left by a person above that turned my stomach, its because of people like you that the investigation did not take the proper route in the first place, unfortunately some people love a deep dark horror story, pathetic…. After all this couple and little girl are going through how the hell can they write such crap, after all if your not going to support, why make a statement in the first place??????? We still have a candle lit for madeline that will b lit every evening until she is found… What else can we do to help???? Oh dear God i hope that Madeline is ok. I also send love to you her family xx

  4. Nick

    Late reply I know.
    First of all I would like to say that I am very sorry that your daughter Madeleine is still missing.
    I have followed this tragic story on and off ever since the events of May 3rd 2007.
    However, I cannot help to question; why did you, haven’t you answered all police questions? As mentioned by one of the Portuguese investigators, by not answering and not fully cooperating with the police you are thereby disrupting and delaying the chances of finding Madeleine regardless of the outcome. I have no doubt in that you love Madeleine, miss her so much and want her back.
    If you do want the truth and sincere help from the public, you need to act as honest parents that want their child back/know what happened to her.
    I am sure that there are many people out there that are feeling betrayed by your actions and regret donating money to you knowing that it will help finding Madeleine. Instead you are hiring private investigators, high ranking lawyers and spokes-persons. This is not a normal act of a couple who has lost one of their precious pearls. I urge you to come out with the full and truthful story of the events that took place on May 3rd 2007!! If not for yourself but for Madeleine and the twins!!

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